Redlands has more than 26 miles of public trails, but who knew? When Redlands Conservancy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Redlands in 2008 to manage the Heritage Trails, we needed a way to help Redlands’ residents and visitors learn about the urban and public trails. So we started a semi-annual series of trail excursions on Redlands’ public trails – Trails at 10. Why 10? All the events start at 10 AM.
Each April and each October, Conservancy volunteers organize three separate trail events, guiding enthusiasts to learn about the trails – long and short, fancy and rustic. Each event lasts about 2 hours, includes a brief talk about the trail, a guided hike, and a free lunch for the first 75 participants to sign up on Eventbrite – yes, there really is such a thing as a free lunch! In this case, the lunches are sponsored by a grant from Beaver Medical Group.
For a map and description of Redlands Heritage trails, click here.
The October Trails at 10 series of hikes holds its first event on Sunday, October 14, with a hike staging at Redlands Gateway Ranch in Live Oak Canyon. Hikers will be guided to the trails, either south of the ranch on the San Timoteo Canyon State Park trails or north, across the Yucaipa Creek onto Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve trails. To Register please go to Eventbrite.com
On Saturday, October 20, hikers will meet at the west end of San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary to hike into the sanctuary all the way to the lookout point for a three-mile round trip hike. To register please go to Eventbrite.com
The final Trails at 10 event is on Sunday, November 4 when hikers will be able to enjoy Redlands Conservancy’s newest land acquisition in San Timoteo Canyon – a 40-acre property high above San Timoteo Canyon on the south ridge. To register please go to Eventbrite.com
Each Trails at 10 event will be limited to 75 hikers, and everyone will receive a free lunch through a grant from the Beaver Medical Group.